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I hope that you’ve enjoyed the past week of travel information – here’s a recap of what you may have missed from Points With a Crew over the past week or so

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The big news the past week or two has been the Chase Sapphire Reserve card.  The online application is live, though Chase Sapphire Reserve 5/24 data points aren’t looking good.  Some people were able to get their Chase Sapphire Reserve card last week.  Then again, who should fill out a Chase Sapphire Reserve application?  Plus comparing the Chase Sapphire Reserve vs Amex Platinum and Citi Prestige, why The Sapphire Reserve card might make redeeming Southwest Rapid Rewards obsolete, and comparing the Chase Sapphire Reserve vs Chase Sapphire Preferred card.

amex-platinum-200-airline-credit-logoWith all the hype about the Chase Sapphire Reserve card (see above)

I thought I’d check in with Citi and American Express to see what they thought

I called them up to see if they’d give me retention offers for my Prestige and Platinum cards (they did)


I read a story this week of a lady who was essentially bullied by the man behind her into not reclining her seat

It got me wondering: who owns the position of the seat reclining on an airplane?

What would you do in this position?

Image from Flickr is why cashiers give you the stink eye when you’re trying to buy a ton of gift cards.

And why do companies give away free money and then act surprised when everyone wants some?

Family travel

Miles, points and credit cards

News and notes

If you’re still up for more travel reading, here’s last week’s recap: All the Chase Sapphire Reserve info, a first class trip RTW and Amex clawing back points?

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